Open Lock (DEX; Trained only)

(Player's Handbook v.3.5 variant, p. 79)


The DC for opening a lock varies from 20 to 40, depend-ing on the quality of the lock, as given on the table below.

Lock DC
Very simple lock 20
Average lock 25
Good lock 30
Amazing lock 40


Opening a lock is a full-round action.


If you have the Nimble Fingers feat, you get a +2 bonus on Open Lock checks.


You cannot pick locks untrained, but you might successfully force them open (see Smashing an Object, page 165).

Required for feats

Feat name
Clever Improviser
Opening Tap